St.  Ann and Mary
The Church of Saint Ann
"The Little Church That Could...and DID"

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Parish Office: 508-586-4880


A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

The Church of Saint Ann

The Church of Saint Ann -Events
REFLECTIONS - THIS WEEK'S THOUGHT
In this Sunday's Gospel reading, we hear the wonderful story of the healing of Jairus' daughter. In the middle of that story is the beautiful story of the healing of the woman with a hemorrhage.

Notice Jesus does not push the woman aside because He is preoccupied with the needs of a Synagogue official. He holds up the whole procession to address her tenderly. This response is an example of compassion and attentiveness when someone approaches us with a need for our help.
Gathering TentTHE GATHERING TENT
The tent has been set up and ready for our parishioners to enjoy refreshments and socialize after the 4:00 p.m. Mass this weekend. There will be no "gathering" this Sunday due to inclement weather. There will also be no "gathering" next weekend because of the holiday.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Community Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For an appointment please call 1-800 RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
Newly BaptizedNEWLY BAPTIZED
The Parish of Saint Ann's would like to welcome the following newly baptized children:

Andrew Joseph Catino
Finn Lynch Greenfield
Maizie Lyn DeMarino
Cameron Joseph Pilon
Isabel Rose DiRusso

We would also like to congratulate their parents and Godparents.
CCD RegistrationRELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION
Registration for the 2015-2016 religious education classes will be ongoing through the summer. There are registration forms at the doors of the Church as well as on the website. You are encouraged to register early to ensure placement of your child in a class.
CCD Registration Form 2015-2016
CCD Schedule 2015-2016
SAINT VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
SVDP
Did you notice the new Saint Vincent dePaul envelopes at the doors of the Church? They are for our convenient use when we wish to make a contribution.
HandicappedHANDICAPPED SEATING
The front row on both sides of the aisle has been designated as a reserved section directly in front of the altar. There is room for both the caretaker as well as the handicappedperson. Holy Communion will be given to them first. It is hoped that this seating arrangement will provide better visibility and allow for greater participation in the Mass giving the elderly the respect that they so deserve.
LITERATURE RACK
Literature RackThere is a literature rack in the back of the Church which contains reading materials that may be of interest to you. If you wish, you may keep the publication or return them to the literature rack the following week for someone else to read. Some of these are replaced weekly and others monthly. There is no fee for these publications. Please take home a "Pilot".
ST. ANN'S PRAYER LINE....God is just a prayer away..
Prayer LineTo request prayers from members of Saint Ann’s Prayer Line for yourself, another person, or for a special intention, please call Bette Lindberg - 508.584.2422 or Tom Maloney - 508.279.1446. Additional volunteers are needed to join the "telephone tree" of the Prayer Line. Also, the start up of an "e-mail tree" is in the process of being established in addition to the "telephone tree". A simple phone call or an e-mail is all that is required to pass on information for people requesting prayers for special intentions.
SAINT VINCENT de PAUL CLOTHING BIN
There are new barrels for you to separate cans, plastic, and glass on the platform at the rear of the Parish Center. They may also be brought to Shoe City Redemption Center at 1250 West Chestnut St. in Brockton. Please ask that the money be deposited in the Saint Vincent dePaul account.
RENEWING THE RITUAL OF "BRINGING UP THE GIFTS" FOR MASS
The practice of "bringing up the gifts" is being reinstated at Saint Ann's. You or your family may participate at any Mass or an ordinary Sunday or request a special day such as a birthday, anniversary, or a special intention for a loved one who has passed. You may contact one of the following members:

Maria Baker - 508-588-2015 - fbaker6550@yahoo.com
Louise Domingos - 508-586-8458 - louisesunday@comcast.net
FOOD PANTRY - The cupboards are empty
The following items are needed at the West Bridgewater Food Pantry:

relish                                        cookies                                tea
peanut butter                         ketchup                             canned spaghetti
pudding                                   coffee/tea                           cranberry sauce
jelly/jam                                  mustard                             macaroni and cheese
ketchup                                    pasta                                   white and chunk tuna
snacks                                      boxed cereals                     canned fruits
broth                                        gravy                                   canned carrots
mayonnaise                             canned peas                      chicken noodle soup
tomato soup                            baked beans                       cake mix
stuffing                                     frostings                             brownie mix
boxed potatoes                        jell-o                                    salad dressings
cooking oil                                flour                                    bottled juice
sugar                                        canned ravioli                  dish detergents
pancake syrup                        pancake mix                      flavored rice mixtures
canned green beans

The cupboards are empty. Please continue your generosity. There are many families in need of assistance.

Juices, baked beans, spaghetti sauce, brownie mix, cookies cereal, condiments, pasta, and white meat tuna are especially needed.

The Food Pantry is located at the Spring Street School and is open the first & third Wednesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help on distribution days which are the first and third Wednesday of the month. If you are able to volunteer, please call Calvin at the Food Pantry at 508.559.6569.


SODA CANS AND BOTTLES

THIS IS NO LONGER A DROP OFF SITE FOR RECYCLED BOTTLES AND CANS!!!
You may bring them directly to AARC at 1250 West Chestnut Street in Brockton. It is on the left-hand side at the second intersection with traffic lights after you drive under Route 24. It is the last building on the left at that intersection. Simply tell the staff, they are for Saint Ann's account. They will credit the amount. The money is used by Saint Vincent dePaul to assist the needy of the Parish. THANK YOU!
DEFIBULATOR
A shelving unit has been installed at the rear of the Church to house the new defibrillator which was so generously donated by one of our Parishioners. The shelving was made and donated by another Parishioner.
NURSES' REFERENCE TABLE
There is information on many health issues on the nurse's reference table in the back of the Church. Please take home any flyers that are of interest to you.

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